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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES
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Education Standards Must Remain A Top Priority
President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana
A child’s zip code should never determine their ability to achieve their dreams—period. That’s why states like Louisiana
Entire Graduating Class At Bronx High School Is Going To College
They all gave it the old college try – and it worked.
How Not to Help Poor, Black Children
Marilyn Anderson Rhames
Educator, Author, Speaker, Faith & Thought Leader
It's not always obvious, but the lack of cultural relevance in ed reform mimics the same racial injustice and power dynamics
15 Times We Made Progress In 2015 On Issues That Matter Most
From improved Internet access to gay marriage rights, 2015 marked lots of steps in the right direction.
Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States
"This is a vital step toward readiness for success in college and careers for every student in this country."
Keeping Education Connected to National Service
CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
With the help of national service, volunteerism, and social innovation, students are getting the extra boost they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Native Americans Battle Schools Over Graduation Feathers
By Reuters, Reuters
The Caney Valley Public Schools district north of Tulsa told her the feather was not appropriate and graduation regalia for
Rich Students More Likely To Graduate High School Than Poor Students, But Some States Buck The Trend
The report looks at the most recent high school graduation data and how graduation rates might be improved. The U.S. reached
A Rising Tide of Graduation Rates
John M. Bridgeland
On the first stepping-stone toward social mobility -- getting a high school diploma -- the nation continues to make progress, while serious challenges remain in some states and communities.
The Achievement Gap In High School Graduation Rates Appears To Be Narrowing
"You could have said, 'stop, this is too hard... our kids can't do this' for whatever reason," Duncan said in reference to
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Big School, Small School
A new study of the small high schools that New York City opened in the last decade seems to have re-ignited a debate about whether small high schools are better for kids than large schools and whether it's possible to really measure which is better.
Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College
Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of
Make Today Your Day of Action
Stacey D. Stewart
U.S. President, United Way Worldwide
Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.
Never Giving Up and Graduating From High School
Global Kids works to develop youth leaders for the global stage.
I ended up graduating high school with an Advanced Regent's diploma. After high school I went to the Co-Op Technical School
High School Dropout Rate: Solutions for Success
Editor of The Edvocate & The Tech Edvocate
The report Building a Grad Nation 2012 found that between 2002 and 2010, Georgia showed high school graduation rate improvement
20 Percent Of Teens Don't Graduate High School; Here's What Their Lives Are Like
While the Department of Education touts research that American high schools have reached an 80 percent graduation rate, a
Public School Students Will Look Pretty Different By 2022, Recent Projections Show
“State policy makers, because there’s so much going on between the here and now, I can’t think of any school funding formula
Investing in Education...Creating Opportunity
Growing and strengthening our increasingly diverse middle class has been the North Star of everything we have done as an administration. There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.
President and CEO, WNET
Unraveling the issue of high school graduation requires the entire community.
Will Technology Save Public Education?
Dr. Jim Taylor
Sport psychologist, parenting expert, professor, author, speak...
America doesn't have a public education crisis. Rather, it has a poverty crisis that manifests itself in the self-perpetuating educational vicious cycle in which most poor children, that is to say, black and Hispanic children, are caught and can't escape.
The Dirty Job America Must Now Embrace -- Closing the Skills Gap
Julie Silard Kantor
President & CEO of Twomentor, LLC
We forgot how to just make something that America could sell and many 'dirty jobs' were viewed as beneath us in our quest to work
but not necessarily
Boys & Girls Club High School Diploma Program: Nonprofit Starts Alternative Way To Help Students Graduate (VIDEO)
"I have dyslexia so it’s very hard reading and writing and doing those sorts of things. School has always been a big problem
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